Is it really our fault?
Miki Dennis has been involved with Folk and then Filk for around 25 years. She managed to avoid organising the first Filk con by being inconspicuous but since that was one of the only times in her life she achieved this she has since been on 3 committees and the last Glasgow Worldcon. This is slightly unusual as she can't sing a note and disguises this by writing and performing poetry [or 'pietry'.] She is also a high ranking noble of the FarIsles Medieval society and has run many of their events as well as being an award wining sci-fi costumer.
Miki will be our Hotel Liaison person.
Rick had a brief encounter with fandom back in the late 70s when he was at university, but escaped, and remained mostly free of fannish influence for the next couple of decades. Then, in an un-guarded moment, he asked the question "What, exactly, is 'filk'?" and the hook was set. In mid '98 Annie Walker hauled him out of the Harp List into Filk_UK. By the end of the year he'd been to three SWiGGLes, two house-cons, one convention, and joined the nMC. He helped organise the Harmuni 2 filk track at ConteXXt UniCon 2002, and the 21st UK Filk Con, aXXIdental, in 2009. He can sometimes be found helping (after a fashion) in the Green Room at Eastercons, and he's often tangled up with tech folk at filk cons.
It all started so innocently. "Here, have a listen to this tape, see if you like it." she said. He resisted for a while, but curiosity got the better of him. Soon his feet were inexorably stuck on the long, slippery path.
First, it was more tapes and CDs.
Then, on to conventions.
Soon, he was borrowing other people's songs and, without a qualm, mutilating them - in public.
He dragged other people in too, shamelessly corrupting them.
He took up the harp, in a last cry for help by rejecting the guitar orthodoxy - but it was too late. Far, far too late.
Now, see the pitiful wreck. Time and again he drags himself across the country, travelling hundreds of miles for a fix. Every few years, when the craving gets too strong, he helps with the organisation. Four music cons stand in mute testimony to this sad case (mute, at least, until the evidence is admitted in court).